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I Am More Sensitive Than I Let On

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    Yes, I can put a smile on my face

    when you hurt me. I can make up things like -Oh I really don't care! and haha that was really funny! and what not.. to make you feel at home when you are hurting me, knowingly or unknowingly. When a friend who knows me asks, I say it really doesn't hurt, because I can laugh at...
    princessodette princessodette 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Shh...

     And know that I only share this because I'm anonymous...  But stupid things make me cry all the time.  I'll read some inspirational story and I'll be all misty eyed before I know it.  One time I read a story about a beluga whale that saved someone from...
    NeonBlueMidnight NeonBlueMidnight 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Yes

    Someone certainly knows that first hand....   Lol Okay, so I'm not always sensitive. But, I certainly have my days when I just blow everything out of proportion. (If you are commenting....well....you'd better watch it.) LOL
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Wasn't Always This Sensitive

    When I was younger, I was much less sensitive. My brother would call me names, yell at me, my parents would get mad at me, and I really didn't have a reaction. I would watch sad movies and just think "that's sad" whereas everyone around me was crying. I don't really know what...
    alygal1331 alygal1331 18-21, F Apr 30, 2013

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    Don't Like For People to See Me Cry

    When growing up I was taught by my dad that crying is a weakness, so I stopped crying in front of people. The other day my guy said something on the phone that made me cry (tears of release and happiness) and if he was aware of me crying he didn't let on.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 2 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I Am Sensitive, Is It Bad?

    I cry easilly. I cry when I am sad, cry when i am angry, cry when i feel hopeless. I cry a lot. Tears are my best friends. I hate it when people criticise me heartlessly in public about my looks, the thing i am most insecure about. Some people are really judgemental. They call...
    fuglygirlonthebench fuglygirlonthebench 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Yes I Am..  I'm Wa...

    Yes I am..  I'm way too sensitive for my own good.
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F Aug 11, 2008

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    Be Nice.

    People don't think I'm that sensitive because I don't let anyone see it.  I feel like I'm being weak when I do that, and I don't want that weakness feeling so I bury it.  I hide my emotions
    DistantDreamer DistantDreamer 18-21 2 Responses Jun 10, 2008

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    I Don't Let On

    I have an attitude that you should accept me as is ... and i'll accept you the same. That's what I do all the time. But to be honest, I may walk away smiling and show no hurt at your remarks or insinuations ... but inside I do cry. Cry cause I am not accepted and your words...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    Sensitive Woman.

    My boyfriend (And others) say I'm very sensitive and I need to stop letting things get to me. It's not my fault that everything hurts my feelings. That don't mean i'm weak. That means I have a heart. I hate seeing commericials about dying patients with cancer or any other sick...
    Kaykay89 Kaykay89 22-25, F Jan 26, 2013

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    Don't Want People to Know

     I don't like letting people know when they have affected me. or offended me. I try to brush it off when i hear that my friends mom says she thinks i lack common sense. I brush it off when im told that people think im going to get pregnant really young accidentally. again...
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Be Strong

    I am a very sensitive person, but I put on the tough act. I wouldnt let you know something hurt me, I would just get back at you. I wish I could show my sensitive side, but then that would show weakness on my part.
    LipstickandBruises LipstickandBruises 26-30, F Jun 11, 2008

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    Am I Am Being Too Sensitive?

    A few days ago, I was told by a friend that an aquantance said I was "Hard on the eyes". He didn't defend me so I guess he thinks so too. I dress nice, wear minimal makeup and jewelry but I am overweight and 60 years old. I have tried to get past it but that really...
    curiousitykilledthecat curiousitykilledthecat 56-60, F 3 Responses May 1, 2010

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    Sensitive But Not Susceptible

    As time passes by... my soul becomes more and more sensitive. But only my dearest persons can recognize it. I never cried while watching a film...and now? Now my eyes suddenly become wet and a tear is formed in the corner.... after a while teardrops fall down my face.... and it...
    bublina bublina 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    Helpless

    So today my parents and I were sitting in the TV room and I made a comment on a political commercial that came on TV, not knowing that would start an argument because my parents apparently didn't agree with me. Long story short, my dad ended up saying, "Well, you're just gonna...
    stoggs032 stoggs032 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    Want To Express My Sensitive Side

    I know i am only able to say any of this because no one here knows me. I am the person that anyone can joke around with I have thick skin they say. A person has to be tough in the secuirty forces career field even more so being a female in a male dominanted field. I am able to...
    Shine17 Shine17 22-25, F Mar 30, 2010

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    At Least I Think I Am

    I can be just as b*tchy as the next girl...most of the time things don't bother me,...i just brush comments off with sarcastic comebacks, humor, etc.   Then there are those random times when i'm such a freaking girl and everything bothers me and i just wanna cry about...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    I Only Act Tough

    A lot of people think that I am made out of stone and have a brick instead of a heart. They think that Nothing ever gets me down and I have no feelings. But inside I do. I may come up with a sarcastic remark when someone puts me down. But inside I am shattered. I may act like I...
    turtlemusic28 turtlemusic28 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Let everything that's been planned come true.

    Let them believe. And let them have a laugh at their passions. Because what they call passion actually is not some emotional energy, but just the friction between their souls and the outside world. And most important, let them believe in themselves. Let them be helpless like...
    tarkovsky tarkovsky 26-30, M May 3

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    The Bottle

    I've always been a very sensitive person, but if you knew me on a daily basis you would probably say otherwise. I'm much like a bottle, with the ability to contain my emotions. I'm used to wonder why I couldn't seem to stop doing this, but rather than consider it a curse I...
    Sparklepaws Sparklepaws 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Lots More

    I'm very sensitive, but I hate drama and I hate hurting people's feelings. So if someone hurts me, I pretend it doesn't bother me. Inside I never forgive them for it.
    Tamytha Tamytha 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24, 2012

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    Reserved

    a journey hidden. the lips, the mouths and the verbs, adjectives and statements projected from mouths of justice and some immoral. a distinctive take on the learning cycle. i like to listen to how people and peers react. accusations of being shy are clearly mistaken. hand in hand...
    tessagirl tessagirl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Trying to Be a Rock For Others

    I am really more sensitive than I let on.  At least I believe I show a strong front... When people are upset about matters of the heart, I understand their pain.  I let them cry on my shoulder and then I offer a logical solution to their problem.  (I tend to be...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2008

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    Most Definately.

      I spent years hiding emotion and feeling. They are all there, just under the skin. Ya, I guess you could say faccade. I try to not hide them so hard, but when I do show them, I usually end up getting hurt.
    Percheron Percheron 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    I Sure Am.lol I Hide My&nbs...

    I sure am.lol I hide my true feelings quite often.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11, 2008

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    If People Only Knew

    I wonder sometimes what would be the result if people only knew how much their flippant comments truly hurt? I'm not made of stone. Yes I put myself between the devil and the deep blue sea sometimes. But usually that's because I know that others are being hurt and I figure I can...
    Tzech Tzech 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 23, 2008

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    Im a Bit Hormonal :)

    i cant help it..sometimes i feel nothing at all.... and other times i find myself crying over the stupidest things..granted i only gave birth 6 months ago but normally..keeping myself together emotionally is not a problem for me! (i think its a big coincidence that ive had to...
    chipstickz chipstickz 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    I Am More Sensitive Than I Let On

    it seems to me that anything a girl can say to me play,es an important role in my daily life whether it be good or bad and they can either make me or break me because i am very soft and sensitive than i let on and some words can sting so bad that i am really hurt for the whole...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    3 Ppl Set It As a "Goal" =)

    Ha, I even had a slight hesitation, when clicked "Me Too" to enter this group. But I admit it - I'm a ***** lol. I get all angry, nervous, "leave me alone" and ****, when instead I'd rather cry... And I do, when I finally am alone.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 1, 2009

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    Im A Sensitive Person!!

    its just cos im a man, that i dont tell anyone about how sensitive a person i am, but sometimes all it takes is for someone to say something (that people ordinarilly wouldnt be hurt or upset by) to hurt me. but i dont say anything, and i just act as though everything is ok!! i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    Underneath It All

    I grew up in a very tough household, so being sensitive wasn't a good thing. So I always appear much tougher on the outside than I really am. I don't think people realize how personally I tend to take some things. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't take offense to every little...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    Yikes

    The badass exterior is total crap. My boyfriend knows but today I majorally overreacted to something. I think he now realizes how sensitive I can be.
    hischelsea hischelsea 46-50, F Apr 2, 2013

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    Everyone should learn to be a little more sensitive and caring towards others. Stop being so freaking mean and gain a real heart.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I believe the eyes language is more powerful than words could ever be.. Have you ever felt shaken by someone solely by the look of their eyes? Felt a connection even though you...
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    Most of the time my friends would go cray cray without thinking the consequences and stuff. They just wanna have fun and being immature. I dont know but i feel like i am always way...
    blissfulserene blissfulserene 16-17, F Jun 26

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    I am so much more than I let on.... But people that were around me did not want to See that, they only wanted to see what they wanted, no one was interested in the real me..or...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 14

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    My brain works really fast putting together all the pieces of the puzzle...or possible pieces configurating a different outcome each time.Of course,nothing that I let know.I...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    It's pretty easy to be observant when everyone else is louder than you and it's pretty disappointing to hear how many people have numerous negative thoughts about people they call...
    rapfordays rapfordays 13-15, F Jul 14

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    I Just Wish They'd Understand - So many people online are quick to judge me based on my work and say I am immature because of said works. First of all...so what if I have done...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Goths are often thought of as poorly educated. No more than Vandals, I guess.
    Silfverberg Silfverberg 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I wish society was less centred on looks, I wish that people didn't ridicule others because they don't match up with their definition of "perfect" and I wish people got to know you...
    RebeccaLouise224 RebeccaLouise224 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Many men do act and say they are superior than women but I go right against it because after all we are all equal and without women or men would we be alive, no, so no one is...
    sayhellofriend sayhellofriend 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I don't care how good looking a person is, after all looks fade with time. I think it is much more important to have a great personality. I am far more interested in someones...
    jmc39 jmc39 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ...like I understand people have preferences and ****...but like c'mon, looks fade...some worse than others...your personality stays :) plus...who wants a cake without the flavour...
    sawahdwaine sawahdwaine 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    First off, I don't want to complain, I want to vent... He's making a huge effort and I am ecstatic about that! Sex is always the last thing on his mind, therefore, our sex lacks...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    All my life i used to just walk around and look at all the beautiful women with great bodies and say, " Wow. How could someone ever get married? There are so many women to choose...
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Many times I have to pretend I don't know something about someone so I don't look like a stalker.I don't purposely learn about people, I just notice things.
    forgiveyouforgetyoutheend forgiveyouforgetyoutheend 13-15, F Jun 27

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    it isnt a bad thing. ive cut off people because i actually watched them and realized i dont need them. its pretty helpful in determining how people are like. i can pretend i dont...
    kieshi kieshi 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Underestimated all the time because of my nice exterior and maybe my selfrealization due to my ADD
    trappedartistsoul trappedartistsoul 26-30, M Jul 14

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    I love when im able to tell someone what they have recently been doing just by noticing the small details and changes in them since I last saw them much like how Sherlock was able...
    OscarMC OscarMC 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I come off as a really stupid person to some people. But I really just overthink everything, so whatever conclusion I come to seems irrational and stupid. :/
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago